Feeds
70%
Sharp Aquos LC-46LE821E

Sharp Aquos LC-46LE821E

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Review Sharp’s main selling point for its Quattron-branded range of Aquos TVs is the inclusion of extra, yellow pixels, giving an increased range of colours. The set’s also a very modern looking design, and to my taste much more so than the others I’ve tested.

Sharp Aquos Quattron

The picture quality from the LED edge-lit display is good, but the default setting for motion interpolation seemed to be making Doctor Who look a little peculiar - turning it down solved the trick.

The menu system is very slick, taking advantage of the screen size by shrinking the picture and displaying settings and information above and to the right. The EPG, though, seemed a bit cramped, with too many lines of information showing. It also proved unnecessarily fiddly to see the programme synopsis, with no info button on the remote control, but you can search by date of genre.

Sharp Aquos LC-46LE821E

Pop up a menu option, and the picture shrinks

Sharp offers no internet TV or video services, so in terms of media playback you’re limited to DLNA, and that covers only music and photos – only the latter of which worked with my Synology Nas box, though to be fair, the review TV didn’t seem to have final UK firmware. There is a limited timeshift using internal memory too, but not full-fledged DVR functionality.

Sharp Aquos LC-46LE821E

It may be a big screen, but that’s just too much EPG to take in at a glance

Also of note is that the set's only Scart connection comes on a supplied adaptor, so if you have lots of legacy equipment, the Sharp isn’t for you.

Verdict

Great design and picture, but price and lack of online video lets the Sharp down. ®

Sharp Aquos LC-46LE821E

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

70%
Sharp Aquos LC-46LE821E

Sharp Aquos LC-46LE821E

A sleek looking telly, with Sharp’s innovative four-colour pixel system.
Price: £2000 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.